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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at The Matrix on 1968-10-10 (October 10, 1968)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: October 10, 1968 (check for other copies)
Venue: The Matrix
Location: San Francisco, CA

Source: Soundboard
Lineage: SBD > Rm > Reel (x2?) > CD
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Transferred by: Charlie Miller and neo_levo
Keywords: Live concert


Description

Jam , It's A Sin, Next Time You See Me Jam, The Rub Jam, Look On Yonder Wall, Jam > Turn On Your Lovelight Jam > Drums > Jam > The Other One Jam > Jam > Death Don't Have No Mercy, Dark Star Jam > The Eleven Jam > The Seven

Notes

SBD> Rm> Reel> CD (May Be SBD> Rm> Reel> Reel> CD); thanks to c.miller for seeds; DAE/shnv3 by neo_levo

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Average Rating: 4.57 out of 5 stars4.57 out of 5 stars4.57 out of 5 stars4.57 out of 5 stars4.57 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: doug_the_dude - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 10, 2014
Subject: --
Check your Grateful Dead 'purposefulness' at the door here; just 3 hours of jam, pure and unadulterated - it's just interesting to hear members of the band playing without that headlong goal / thesis / etc. Missing *is* Bobby's familiar rhythm - amazing how much of a hole opens when the man isn't there with that weird "carpet" laid down for Jer to fly off of - instead we have what amounts to kids in a sandbox, trying out that new game.
Reviewer: L. Rosley - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - June 25, 2009
Subject: “We’re just goofing”
There some awesome Dead in 1968 – this ain’t one of them. This pales in comparison to much of 1968, particular January, February, March, and August.

This is not a Dead show -- the Dead were on a break. They had just finished an awesome tour and were now in town recording Aoxomoxoa and regrouping. There were Dead shows the following week, but in town.
At the end of track 1 (miller) Garcia says apologetically “We just playing here. We’re just goofing… Nobody’s up to anything serious.” And it’s true. They’re just jamming for fun, and a lot of the jams aren’t all that interesting or inspired.

This changes Death Don’t Have No Mercy. Jerry starts to get serious, and delivers a good perfornamce. The next track, track 11 (Miller) is a Dark-Star-ish jam, and is much better than the blues jams of earlier in the evening. So is the Eleven Jam, track 12, which is quite good. Jerry and Phil get into a groove that they just weren’t in earlier. It’s interesting to hear the transformation.

But, with track 13 (the Seven) deteriorates into repetitive chords – they’re back to rehearsing again, trying to get into a 7/4 beat. It gets better after three minutes or so.

It’s a Sin is an oldie – they hadn’t played it since May 1966, according to Deadbase. (There are some great 1966 shows, BTW.)

FYI, there’s another version with some more tracks:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1968-10-10.sbd.hollister-konstantin-hoelter.5186.shnf
Reviewer: Bufo Alvarus - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - April 4, 2009
Subject: One of my first bootlegs
This Mickey and the Heartbeats show was one of my first bootlegs. I think Harper College and Cornell were the other two tapes I received at the same time froma friend turning me on so many years ago.
Reviewer: skullsnroses - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 10, 2008
Subject: wheelin'
dealin' dreamin' screamin'...ride the dragon round and round and forget your troubles cause the candymans in town.
Reviewer: Sunshine<>Daydream - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 10, 2008
Subject: This is the Dead I've been looking for
Jump into a psychedelic whirlpool for a few hours.
Reviewer: yellsie - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 18, 2008
Subject: Not pigpen
I don't believe it is Pigpen. This is supposedly a Mickey and the H(e)artbeats show with neither Pigpen nor Bob.

It might be Paul Butterfield or John Cippolina.
Reviewer: tonedef - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 18, 2008
Subject: Harmonica
1968 . . . Uh, Pigpen.
Reviewer: Direwolfman - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 6, 2008
Subject: Interesting
This is a good one to listen to if your in the mood for some bluesy GD jamming out on the river. Enjoyable !!

Very good sound quality
Reviewer: Tivnan - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 10, 2007
Subject: Does anyone know where i can DL this
This is some of the best stuff I've ever heard. I never got to see the dead live (only 17), and at this time i always thought that pig was the showman of the group, but this is proof they can still pull it off!
Reviewer: Darrylizer - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - November 3, 2007
Subject: Strangely unsatisfying
This show was originally billed as Mickey And The Hartbeats and is esentially the Dead without Bob or Pig playing a largely instumental set. While the jams are good, they're also strangely unsatisfying. Nothing remotely approaches the level of transendence that the Dead could and did achieve on a regular basis in 1968. Why? Because there's a great Bobby shaped hole right in the middle of the music and another Pigpen shaped one on the side. I guess you never know what you got till it's gone, eh? I've played this show 3 times and I just can't get into it.
Reviewer: darhein - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 28, 2007
Subject: great show
so i'm taking jbphburg's advice and listening to this piece of history with my good friend mary jane and i couldn't help my self but smile when the rub jam came on. what a great fucking jam. enjoy this one
Reviewer: chinacatsnflwr5 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 26, 2007
Subject: o
o god, Lovelight jam is soooooooooooooooooooooooo sick!
Reviewer: Guitarherochampion11487 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - March 31, 2007
Subject: jerry
the band seems a lot better without pig or weir. Their tight and communicate better in the jams. I never really cared for the dead, they're just not that solid of a band, but this is pretty good.
Reviewer: sblue0308 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 22, 2006
Subject: Mickey &the Hartbeats
I've really listen'ed and studied the shows between 10/10 and 12/16/68 and know this is some of the best Jerry out there. Of the 8 shows I've heard so far between 10/8 and 10/30; 10/10 and 10/30 are the best out there so far. Five stars for both shows. If you listen to the last half of the 10/8 shows you can tell the difference between Jack Cassidy and Phil Lesh for anyone concerned. Phil's got the offbeat bass which is his signature, where Cassidy is just a little more solid. Worth getting both these shows whether it be CD or analog. Make's you wonder what migt have been without Bobbie or Pig. Would have lost alot of good music but then again maybe we could still download this stuff.
Reviewer: stuffyhead - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - November 4, 2006
Subject: so-so
I'm sorry, but without Bobby's chords to put Jerry and Phil's interplay into perspective and Pig to throw in the raunch, this is just highly skilled jamming. Nothing else.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 28, 2006
Subject: ?????
One of the best and most unique shows on this site. Having listened to alot of shows the 68's and 77's are my hands down favorites and this ranks right up there...

Try and see which song you can hear the Fire on the mountain licks for about 30 secs clear as day 10 years before Shakedown came out.
Reviewer: Potsmoke - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 20, 2006
Subject: Mickey & the Heartbeats
one of my first shows i got on tape, rare coze i lived in a deep valey in switzerland and had not much contact to other heads. still one of my favorites.
Reviewer: drlazybones - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 12, 2006
Subject: very nice...
I've been working my way through from '65 forward, and this selection stands out because of its uniqueness. It has an amazing jazz/blues sound that isn't constrained by the typical song structures, with outstanding results. I will definitely return to this selection many times!
Reviewer: Commander68 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - May 31, 2006
Subject: Scarlet Begonias!!
Surprised none of the earlier posters noted that the chords of the opening jam returned in 1973 as the opening to "Scarlet Begonias." Agreed that this is musically way beyond even what the full Dead were doing at this point.
Reviewer: Liamfinnegan - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - May 18, 2006
Subject: Where Fire on the Mountain was born
At just under the 20 minute mark, a new direction is taken in the jam- listen real close, as the opening chords and notes of Fire on the Mountain are being forged- Jerry is picking it out...great show overall- incredible clarity for the time
Reviewer: PrincessTabi - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 10, 2006
Subject: Someone has to have this on CD?
Anyone? Let me know...please @ deadprincess78@gmail.com

This is amazing!
Reviewer: hotshakedown - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - December 30, 2005
Subject: Dark Star a must have
nice even sound throughout; Jerry is way on
Reviewer: ReddyKillowatt - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 20, 2005
Subject: Great Sound
Be sure to get this show and 10/30/68 because of the sound qualities alone. Blows my mind to think this is from 1968 and sounds so good. And because it's Mickey and the Heartbeats. Enjoy!
Reviewer: vinylman - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 14, 2005
Subject: Whoaaaaaaa
Okay....I've listened to sooo many shows...this one as well as the other Matrix show but 20 days later are some of the best and most free jams I have ever heard. Not only are they free but they are blissful. Jerry is in space and is able to play with this music....The opening Jam>It's a Sin is amazing....breath taking. DOWNLOAD THIS SHOW!
Reviewer: vinylman - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 14, 2005
Subject: Whoaaaaaaa
Okay....I've listened to sooo many shows...this one as well as the other Matrix show but 20 days later are some of the best and most free jams I have ever heard. Not only are they free but they are blissful. Jerry is in space and is able to play with this music....The opening Jam>It's a Sin is amazing....breath taking. DOWNLOAD THIS SHOW!
Reviewer: hyperboy - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 29, 2005
Subject: Unbelievable!!!
This is f-ing out of this world! I have never heard anything like this. This is some of the loosest, free form jamming probably ever played....including Miles Davis stuff. Damn, Jerry is a madman...totally transced at moments. I recommend this to anyone who likes any kind of experimental instrumental small band improvisation. I know I will definitely get my use out of this one. Thank you so much!

Sound is incredible for 1968.
Reviewer: jbphburg - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - May 20, 2005
Subject: Very cool free jammin'
Opens with a great, appropriately designated 'jam', some nice open free exploration going on, Jerry and Phil really goin' at it, this has got to be one the few most unique offerings here, nice with a fat bowl of bud, why are Dead Heads not running the government? Ok, ramblin now, better just chill and enjoy.....and download this baby!!!!!
Just listening more, the opening piece is excellent, I'd expected the sound to be sparse w/o Bob and Pig but it works really well. This is special.
Reviewer: maphive - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - January 29, 2005
Subject: some brutal , brutal items on this one
if your new to this stuff , grab the song after drums for a crazy jerry jam the likes of which never occured again in the next 28 years
Reviewer: skull_red_blue - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 10, 2004
Subject: fate music at its best
They were billed as Mickey and the Hartbeats. Not only one of the first shows without pigpen, and bobby, but exists historically as a catalyst for developement of the more jazz-based sound that we experience in the early 1970's. I make this statement largely because of the steps that they began to take with improvisation, namely this show's dark star. They not only played one of the greatest dark star's in Grateful Dead History, but delved into deeper psychedelic melodic arrangements that essentially stemmed out of the definitive piece Dark Star. This, of course included the other one, the eleven, and even a rarity "the seven." As this Mickey and the Hartbeats show unfolds, we can begin to see the true genius of Jerry Garcia, and Phil Lesh as musicians, and what they could do without Pigpen and Bobby, who add a more poppy sounding edge to the band, which certainly gave them more appeal to the general public. This show, though outshadowed by 10/8, and 10/31 Hartbeats shows, shows us a different side of the grateful dead, a side more influenced by jazz, and lesh's many improvisational inspirations. We can also see Jerry's raw skill in the blues with The Rub, Death dont have no mercy, as well as Next time you see me, Its a sin, and of course Lovelight.
Reviewer: skull_red_blue - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 10, 2004
Subject: fate music at its best
They were billed as Mickey and the Hartbeats. Not only one of the first shows without pigpen, and bobby, but exists historically as a catalyst for developement of the more jazz-based sound that we experience in the early 1970's. I make this statement largely because of the steps that they began to take with improvisation, namely this show's dark star. They not only played one of the greatest dark star's in Grateful Dead History, but delved into deeper psychedelic melodic arrangements that essentially stemmed out of the definitive piece Dark Star. This, of course included the other one, the eleven, and even a rarity "the seven." As this Mickey and the Hartbeats show unfolds, we can begin to see the true genius of Jerry Garcia, and Phil Lesh as musicians, and what they could do without Pigpen and Bobby, who add a more poppy sounding edge to the band, which certainly gave them more appeal to the general public. This show, though outshadowed by 10/8, and 10/31 Hartbeats shows, shows us a different side of the grateful dead, a side more influenced by jazz, and lesh's many improvisational inspirations. We can also see Jerry's raw skill in the blues with The Rub, Death dont have no mercy, as well as Next time you see me, Its a sin, and of course Lovelight.

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